Northview tennis tames visiting Edgewood

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Northview's Chase Nuckols watches a return shot during his number two doubles match with teammate JD Buell.

By CAREY FOX

Times Sports Editor

The Northview tennis team bounced back from a Monday evening loss to Parke Heritage to claim a 5-0 victory over Edgewood on hits home courts.

The Knights swept three different matches by identical 6-0, 6-0 scores.

Owen Tipton powered past Cooper Thacker at the number one singles spot by a 6-0 count. At number two singles, Brevin Cooper white washed Lincoln Hammond by an identical 6-0, 6-0 count as the Knights took a 2-0 match lead. The number two doubles team of JD Buell and Chase Nuckols were dominant in their 6-0, 6-0 win over Josiah Hinson and Gavin Norris.

The remaining two matches were a bit closer at the number three singles and number one doubles positions.

Tyler Hess fell behind 1-0 in the first set of his number three singles match against Clint Shockney. However, he rallied back to win the next two points and take a lead. He extended that lead to 4-2 before claiming the first set by a 6-2 score. Hess rode that momentum into the second set and swept right past Shockney by a 6-0 count in the second set.

The number one doubles team of Caleb Swearingen and Benjamin Goshen also trailed in the first set.

The Knights duo fell behind 2-0 before scrambling back to tie the set at 2-2 and then grabbed a 3-2 advantage. Swearingen and Goshen continued to roll and pulled out a 6-2 win in the first set. The Mustangs’ team of Cole Burden and Chris McBride grabbed another 2-1 lead in the second set, but Northview’s team bounced back once again to tie the set at two-apiece. Goshen and Swearingen took a 3-2 and a 4-3 lead before winning the final two points and the final match, 6-2, 6-3.

Northview returns to action on Monday against South Vermillion at home.

At Northview

Northview 5, Edgewood 0

Singles

No. 1: Owen Tipton (Nv) wins over Cooper Thacker (EW), 6-0, 6-0

No. 2: Brevin Cooper (Nv) wins over Lincoln Hammond (EW), 6-0, 6-0

No. 3: Tyler Hess (Nv) wins over Clint Shockney (EW), 6-2, 6-3

Doubles

No. 1: Caleb Swearingen and Benjamin Goshen (Nv) win over Cole Burden and Chris McBride (EW), 6-2, 6-3

No. 2: Chase Nuckols and JD Buell (Nv) win over Josiah Hinson and Gavin Norris (EW), 6-0, 6-0